Peter Rhodes on jihadi brides, the Channel Tunnel and where Prince Philip might be driving next
I WOULD not mind betting that somebody within the Church of England is working on a form of service to welcome jihadi brides back to Britain. I have in mind a vicar solemnly joining Shamima, latterly of the Islamic State, into lifelong and holy wedlock with the Welfare State, to the strains of Edith Piaf singing "Je Ne Regrette Rien." As for the readings, it's probably best to skip that embarrassing verse from the Book of Jeremiah. You know, the one about whether the leopard can change its spots.